Laugh and the World Laughs With You

As we commence a new school year or simply the advent of a new calendar year, we are keen to make loads of resolutions about our year ahead. By February, however, many of those resolutions have already been broken and … Continue reading

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A Library is a Rainbow

‘Look at that — look at that! That’s a library — a library is a rainbow in the clouds.’ So said Maya Angelou. Having seen this quote for the first time, I now find myself seeing it everywhere. It reminds … Continue reading

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Today’s Children in Tomorrow’s World

What child does not talk about wanting to visit the Moon? Or travel in a space ship to outer space? I can remember, as a child, wanting to visit the Man in the Moon. I wanted to know what he … Continue reading

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Movement

I have written on this topic many times (see #62 Move to Learn,  #71 Primitive Reflexes,  #72  Learning to Learn, #148 Movement and its Many Benefits) but thought the message was worth repeating. A couple of workshops are coming up … Continue reading

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Scarves Galore!

I’m sure by now you will all be well aware of my obsession with scarves. I can’t get enough of them and think they are the most wonderful pieces of equipment you can ever possess because they are so versatile. … Continue reading

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Homework

In doing my research on Finnish schools it was interesting to note that they seldom give their students homework and yet in Australia we continue to do so at younger and younger ages. I personally don’t have an issue with … Continue reading

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Why Are Finnish Schools So Successful?

Although Finnish schools don’t necessarily top the international testing rankings across all subjects, nevertheless they are consistently in the top 10 and have been for some time, giving rise to the general acceptance that things are done differently in Finland … Continue reading

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